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Westminster City Council

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…, workers and visitors in Westminster actively adopt behaviours that reduce their carbon impact and communities work together as part of a city-wide partnership to tackle climate change. Context and challenges • There are 125,001 homes in Westminster of which 40% are rented, 31% are owned and 26% are socially rented. This includes 20,931 social housing properties of which 57% of residents…

… are tenants and 43% are leaseholders (source: Census 2011). As most homes are not managed or owned by the council, community action is essential to meet net zero by 2040 20,931 57% social housing properties tenants 43% leaseholders • The energy used in these homes accounts for 15% of the city’s emissions, higher than those from road transport. Just over half of all homes in Westminster have…

… an energy performance certificate (EPC) rating of D or lower, with a further 31% being C-rated • Westminster’s social housing has high standards of heating and insulation and many council-owned properties have cavity wall insulation and/or double glazing. Retrofit programmes are underway although progress is limited by the conservation status of many of these areas • Nearly 50% of Westminster…

… groups to craft their own proposals for reducing carbon emissions in their local area. Launch an interactive web page for residents to share projects, ideas, best practice and experiences. Support residents to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce energy use. Support and drive energy improvements in privately rented homes, focusing on the worst performing properties

…. Encourage and empower tenants to report landlords of rental properties with poor energy efficiency performance. Work with private rented sector landlords to identify and improve properties with poor energy performance. Promote local generation and use of affordable, clean energy. Share local community examples including action taking place in schools. Increase take up of sustainable…


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